Aftercare Spotlight: Going the Distance

by Jen Roytz Courtesy PaulickReport.com Dixie Kendall and Steele at their first-ever endurance ride together Thoroughbreds are typically bred for speed, and often the question asked is “can they go the distance?” Can a horse stretch out from carrying their speed a few furlongs in morning workouts to a mile, 1 1/8 miles, 1 1/4 miles…
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Saratoga Earns Reaccreditation from NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

by Press Release Courtesy PaulickReport.com The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Saratoga Race Course, home to one of the world’s most prestigious annual race meets, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.  Located in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the 155-year-old racetrack kicks off a 40-day stand Friday, and after opening weekend, continues Wednesdays to…
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Belmont Meet Sees 9.1% Increase in All-Sources Handle

Average daily handle saw 11.1% increase over 2017 The New York Racing Association announced today that the Belmont Park spring/summer meet generated all-sources handle of $634,276,776, a 9.1% increase over the 2017 Belmont spring/summer meet. Average daily handle over the 53 days of racing was $11,967,486, an 11.1% increase over 2017. The June 9 Belmont Stakes Day card, highlighted by Justify‘s…
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Opening Weekend at Saratoga Race Course to Feature New Attractions and Returning Favorites for 2018 Season

Opening Day to be highlighted by debut of new hospitality area The Stretch SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Racing fans will be greeted by a series of exciting new attractions, perennial-favorite events and world-class thoroughbred racing when they return to the Spa for opening weekend of the 2018 season at Saratoga Race Course, Friday, July 20…
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Brown, Ortiz, Dubb Capture Belmont Meet Titles

Spring/summer meet came to an end July 15 By BloodHorse Staff Courtesy BloodHorse.com Trainer Chad Brown won his third consecutive Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title, while Irad Ortiz Jr. captured the riding title for the first time since 2014 as the 54-day meet concluded July 15. Michael Dubb was the meet’s leading owner with 19 victories and earnings…
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Mike Lakow Named Racing Secretary for Aqueduct

Will also be associate racing secretary for 2018 Saratoga meet By BloodHorse Staff Courtesy BloodHorse.com Mike Lakow has been hired to serve as racing secretary for all meets at Aqueduct Racetrack, the New York Racing Association announced July 12. In addition, Lakow has been named the associate racing secretary for the 2018 summer meet at Saratoga Race Course….
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